Division I All-America Teams

 

Omaha, Neb. (December 16, 2015) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 35th annual AVCA Division I All-America Teams for women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Dec. 18, 2015, in Omaha, Neb. at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet. The event is held in conjunction with the 2015 AVCA Convention. 

 

Each of the three AVCA All-America Teams is comprised of 14 athletes. This marks the first year all players representing the Honorable Mention All-Americans were selected by the selection committee (previously, players who made All-Region were automatically honorable mention if they didn't make one of the three teams). The Division I AVCA National Player of the Year will be announced on Dec. 18 at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet.

Additionally, Stanford's Hayley Hodson takes home the AVCA Freshman of the Year.

    

The selections were made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee: Chair: Sherry Dunbar, Indiana University; South Region: Karen Weatherington, UNC Charlotte; East Region: Alma Kovaci, Army; East Coast Region: Dennis Hohenshelt, Virginia; Midwest Region: Melissa Stokes, Missouri State; North Region: Cathy George, Michigan State; Northeast Region: Ryan Baker, Colgate; Pacific North Region: Shawn Garus, Boise State; Pacific South Region: Liz Kritza, Colorado; Southeast Region: Scott Swanson, South Carolina; Southwest Region: Jill Kramer, TCU.

 

2015 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA


First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

Rhamat

Alhassan^

University of Florida

MB

SO

Samantha

Bricio^&

University of Southern California

OH

SR

Lauren

Carlini*&

University of Wisconsin

S

JR

Alexa

Gray^%

Brigham Young University

OH

SR

Ainise

Havili

University of Kansas

S

SO

Amy

Neal

University of Texas

OH

SR

Chiaka

Ogbogu*&

University of Texas

MB

JR

Kelsie

Payne

University of Kansas

RS

SO

Kadie

Rolfzen#%

University of Nebraska

RS

JR

Taylor

Sandbothe

Ohio State University

MB

JR

Daly

Santana

University of Minnesota

OH

SR

Lianna

Sybeldon#

University of Washington

MB

SR

Hannah

Tapp

University of Minnesota

MB

JR

Haleigh

Washington

Penn State University

MB

SO

 

2015 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA 

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

Jazzmin

Babers

Texas A&M University

MB

JR

Abby

Cole

University of Michigan

MB

JR

Megan

Courtney

Penn State University

OH

SR

Annie

Drews

Purdue University

RS

SR

Hayley

Hodson

Stanford University

RS

FR

Merete

Lutz^

Stanford University

MB

RS-SO

Haleigh

Nelson

University of Wisconsin

MB

JR

Caitlin

Nolan#

Iowa State University

L

SR

Alicia

Ogoms

University of Southern California

MB

SR

Paulina

Prieto Cerame

University of Texas

OH

JR

Amber

Rolfzen

University of Nebraska

MB

JR

Samantha

Seliger-Swenson

University of Minnesota

S

FR

Nikki

Taylor

University of Hawai'i

RS

JR

Aiyana

Whitney^

Penn State University

MB

SR


 

2015 AVCA DIVISION I THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA


First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

Amy

Boswell

Brigham Young University

MB

JR

Madi

Bugg*&

Stanford University

S

SR

Elizabeth

Campbell

Ohio State University

OH

SR

Chloe

Collins

University of Texas

S

JR

Adrianna

Culbert

Colorado State University

S/RS

SR

Taylor

Formico

UCLA

L

JR

Alex

Holston*

University of Florida

RS

JR

Brittany

Howard

Stanford University

OH

SR

Olivia

Magill

University of Hawai'i

MB

SR

Molly

McCage#

University of Texas

MB

SR

Paige

Neuenfeldt

University of North Carolina

MB

SR

Paige

Tapp#

University of Minnesota

MB

JR

Jaali

Winters

Creighton University

OH

FR

Justine

Wong-Orantes

University of Nebraska

L

JR

 

* indicates 2014 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2014 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2014 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2013 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2013 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2013 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
! indicates 2012 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

 

2015 Division I AVCA Freshman of the Year: Hayley Hodson, Stanford, RS
2015 Division I AVCA Player of the Year:  Will be announced on December 18 at the All-America/Players of the Year Banquet.


2015 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

Avery

Acker

Southern Methodist University

S

SR

Faye

Adelaja

Purdue University

MB

JR

Stephanie

Aiple

Texas A&M University

S

SO

Jordan

Anderson

UCLA

OH

JR

Alexis

Austin

University of Colorado

OH

SR

Kinsey

Batten

Missouri State University

S

SR

Sarah

Baugh

Boise State University

S

SR

Morgan

Bergren

University of Kentucky

S

SR

Jocelynn

Birks

University of Illinois

OH

SR

Savannah

Blinn

Gonzaga University

RS

SR

Katie

Brand

Kansas State University

S

JR

Sarah

Burrington

Florida State University

MB

JR

Alyssa

Cavanaugh

Western Kentucky University

OH

SO

Danielle

Cuttino

Purdue University

MB

SO

Mackenzie

Dagostino

University of Florida

S

SR

Carnae

Dillard

University of North Texas

OH

SR

Ashley

Dusek

University of Kentucky

L

SO

Adreene

Elliott

University of Maryland

OH

SR

Erin

Fairs

University of Louisville

OH

SR

Claire

Felix

UCLA

MB

JR

Mikaela

Foecke

University of Nebraska

OH

FR

Whitney

Follette

Arizona State University

RS

SR

Ali

Frantti

Penn State University

OH

SO

Lauren

Fuller

University of Virginia

S

SR

Katie

George

University of Louisville

S

SR

Janelle

Giordano

Southern Methodist University

MB

JR

Marion

Hazelwood

University of Oklahoma

MB

SO

Morgan

Heise

Southern Methodist University

L

JR

Nikki

Hess

Santa Clara University

OH

JR

Kaitlyn

Hickey

IUPUI

OH

SR

Kat

Hutson

University of Alabama

OH

SO

Kelly

Hunter

University of Nebraska

S

SO

Lily

Johnson

Missouri State University

OH

SO

Lisa

Kramer

University of San Diego

OH

RS-JR

Kadi

Kullerkann

University of Pittsburgh

RS

GR

Kira

Larson

University of Missouri

RS

RS-SO

Abbie

Lehman

Wichita State University

MB

SO

Taylor

Louis

Marquette University

OH

RS-FR

Jessica

Lucas

Western Kentucky University

S

SO

Carlisa

May

Arkansas State University

OH

SR

Victoria

McPherson

University of North Carolina

MH

SR

Taylor

Morey

University of Wisconsin

L

SR

Alyssa

Munlyn

University of Missouri

MB

FR

Gwen

Murphy

New Mexico State University

MB

SR

Sierra

Nobley

Boise State University

OH

SO

Amanda

Orchard

University of Pittsburgh

MH

SR

Taylor

Pippen

Southern Illinois University

MB

SR

Ziva

Recek

University of Florida

OH

SR

Katie

Reilly

Wichita State University

RS

SR

Krystal

Rivers

University of Alabama

RS

JR

Emily

Sklar

Duke University

OH

SR

Monika

Smidova

American University

S

SR

Lauren

Smith

Creighton University

MB

JR

Ashley

Smith

Texas Christian University

OH

JR

Penina

Snuka

University of Arizona

S

JR

Carli

Snyder

University of Florida

OH

SO

Sarah

Sponcil

Loyola Marymount University

OH

SO

Cassie

Strickland

University of Washington

L

SR

Shelby

Sullivan

Texas A&M University

MB

SR

Taylor

Treacy

University of North Carolina

RS

RS-JR

Teegan

Van Gunst

Georgia Tech Institute of Technology

OH

JR

Janae

Vander Ploeg

Northern Arizona University

OH

SR

Nicole

Walch

Florida State University

OH

SR

Taylor

Whittingham

University of Southern California

L

JR

Tionna

Williams

University of Wisconsin

MB

FR



AVCA First-Team All-America


Rhamat Alhassan, Florida, MB
Stats: 3.17 K/S, .422 Hitting %, 1.62 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: First-Team)...Seventeenth First-Team All-American certificate for the Gators.

Samantha Bricio, Southern California, OH
Stats: 5.14 K/S, .299 Hitting %, 0.68 SA/S, 2.71 D/S, 0.64 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: Second-Team, 2013: Second-Team)...Seventh player in USC history to be selected an AVCA All-American at least three times.

Lauren Carlini, Wisconsin, S
Stats: 11.91 A/S, 2.79 D/S, 0.82 B/S, .270 Team Hitting %
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: First-Team, 2013: Second-Team)...Second player in program history to earn multiple AVCA First-Team All-American honors (2000-2001: Sherisa Livingson).

Alexa Gray, BYU, OH
Stats: 5.24 K/S, .298 Hitting Percentage, 2.44 D/S, 0.62 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: Second-Team, 2013: Third-Team)...Only player in BYU history to be a three-time AVCA All-American.

Ainise Havili, Kansas, S
Stats: 12.23 A/S, 2.94 D/S, 0.41 B/S
Alongside teammate Kelsie Payne, are just the second and third All-Americans in program history and are the first first-teamers.

Amy Neal, Texas, OH
Stats: 4.22 K/S, .267 Hitting %, 2.34 D/S, 0.39 B/S
Twenty-eighth different AVCA All-American from the University of Texas...Seventeenth different Longhorn to be an AVCA First-Team All-American.

Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas, MB
Stats: 2.82 K/S, .411 Hitting %, 1.21 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: First-Team, 2013: Second-Team)...Seventh three-time AVCA All-American in Longhorn history.

Kelsie Payne, Kansas, RS
Stats: 4.35 K/S, .379 Hitting %, 0.76 B/S
Alongside teammate Ainise Havili, are just the second and third All-Americans in program history and are the first first-teamers.

Kadie Rolfzen, Nebraska, RS
Stats: 3.34 K/S, .279 Hitting %, 2.86 D/S, 0.84 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: Third-Team, 2013: Third-Team)...Twelfth Husker to earn AVCA All-American honors at least three times.

Taylor Sandbothe, Ohio State, MB
Stats: 2.96 K/S, .366 Hitting %, 1.26 B/S
Fifth different first-teamer in program history.

Daly Santana, Minnesota, OH
Stats: 4.50 K/S, .253 Hitting %, 2.92 D/S, 0.46 B/S
Alongside teammates Hannah Tapp and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, are 16th, 17th and 18th different Gophers to be named an AVCA All-American...Eighth and 9th different first-teamers.

Lianna Sybeldon, Washington, MB
Stats: 2.56 K/S, .449 Hitting %, 1.37 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: Third-Team)...Eleventh Husky to earn All-American honors multiple times...Tenth different player to make the first-team.

Hannah Tapp, Minnesota, MB
Stats: 2.84 K/S, .349 Hitting %, 1.08 B/S
Alongside teammates Paige Tapp and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, are 16th, 17th and 18th different Gophers to be named an AVCA All-American...Eighth and 9th different first-teamers.


Haleigh Washington, Penn State, MB
Stats: 2.62 K/S, .443 Hitting %, 1.40 B/S
Twentieth different Nittany Lion to garner AVCA First-Team All-American honors.

 

AVCA Second-Team All-America 
 

Jazzmin Babers, Texas A&M, MB
Stats: 3.17 K/S, .412 Hitting %, 1.37 B/S
Eighth different Aggie to be an AVCA All-American...The program's first since Sarah Ammerman in 2009.

Abby Cole, Michigan, MB
Stats: 3.18 K/S, .318 Hitting %, 1.02 B/S
Sixth Wolverine to garner AVCA All-American status...Just the second player to at least make the second-team (Lexi Zimmerman).

Megan Courtney, Penn State, OH
Stats: 3.04 K/S, .241 Hitting %, 3.03 D/S, 0.83 B/S
Thirty-first different Nittany Lion to earn AVCA All-American honors.

Annie Drews, Purdue, RS
Stats: 4.24 K/S, .252 Hitting %, 1.72 D/S, 0.69 B/S
Seventh different Boilermaker to be named an AVCA All-American...The first since Val Nichol in 2013.

Hayley Hodson, Stanford, RS
Stats: 3.82 K/S, .261 Hitting %, 2.42 D/S, 0.71 B/S
Alongside teammate Britany Howard, become the 32nd + 33rd different Cardinal to make All-American status...The 33 ranks second all-time behind Nebraska's 40.

Merete Lutz, Stanford, MB
Stats: 3.22 K/S, .388 Hitting %, 1.24 B/S
Two consecutive AVCA Second-Team All-America appearances.

Haleigh Nelson, Wisconsin, MB
Stats: 2.62 K/S, .422 Hitting %, 1.23 B/S
Eighteenth different player in program history to garner AVCA All-American honors.

Caitlin Nolan, Iowa State, L
Stats: 5.78 D/S, .209 Team Opponent Hitting %
Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: Third-Team)...Of the seven all-time All-Americans, six of them have been honored multiple times.

Alicia Ogoms, Southern California, MB
Stats: 2.01 K/S, .413 Hitting %, 1.44 B/S
Twenty-ninth different AVCA All-American in program history.

Paulina Prieto Cerame, Texas, OH
Stats: 3.01 K/S, .275 Hitting %, 0.53 B/S
2015 marks the first year she has won any individual AVCA honor.

Amber Rolfzen, Nebraska, MB
Stats: 2.31 K/S, .358 Hitting %, 1.61 B/S
One of 40 AVCA All-Americans in program history, which are the most all-time.

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota, S
Stats: 11.69 A/S, 2.13 D/S, 0.48 B/S
Last year was an Under Armour First-Team All-American and played in the Under Armour Match & Skills Competition...The only setter to make the second-team.

Nikki Taylor, Hawai'i, RS
Stats: 4.46 K/S, .271 Hitting %, 0.42 SA/S, 2.10 D/S, 1.10 B/S
Alongside teammate Oliva Magill, are the 28th and 29th different players in program history to be an AVCA All-American.

Aiyana Whitney, Penn State, MB
Stats: 3.11 K/S, .356 Hitting %, 1.12 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: Second-Team).

 

AVCA Third-Team All-America

Amy Boswell, BYU, MB
Stats: 2.61 K/S, .365 Hitting %, 1.41 B/S
Eighteenth player in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

Madi Bugg, Stanford, S
Stats: 11.05 A/S, 2.53 D/S, 0.75 B/S, .279 Team Hitting %
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: First-Team, 2013: Second-Team)...Fifteenth Cardinal to earn AVCA All-American honors at least three times.

Elizabeth Campbell, Ohio State, OH
Stats: 3.68 K/S, .244 Hitting %, 2.20 D/S, 0.58 B/S
Alongside teammate Taylor Sandbothe, become 13th and 14th different Buckeyes to garner AVCA All-American honors.

Chloe Collins, Texas, S
Stats: 11.36 A/S, 1.92 D/S, 0.50 B/S, .308 Team Hitting %
One of five Longhorns named in this year's AVCA All-America class, which are the most from any one school.

Adrianna Culbert, Colorado State, S/RS
Stats: 2.71 K/S, .318 Hitting %, 2.58 D/S, 0.84 B/S
Thirteenth different Ram to garner AVCA All-American honors.

Taylor Formico, UCLA, L
Stats: 4.50 D/S, .180 Opponent Team Hitting %
Twenty-ninth different player to win an AVCA All-American award for UCLA.

Alex Holston, Florida, RS
Stats: 3.26 K/S, .305 Hitting %, 1.72 D/S, 0.61 B/S
Second consecutive AVCA First-Team All-American honor...Alongside her teammate Rhamat Alhassan, become the 10th and 11th players to be a multi-time AVCA All-American.

Brittany Howard, Stanford, OH
Stats: 3.05 K/S, .304 Hitting %, 1.98 D/S, 0.63 D/S
Alongside teammate Hayley Hodson, become the 32nd + 33rd different Cardinal to make All-American status...The 33 ranks second all-time behind Nebraska's 40.

Olivia Magill, Hawai'i, MB
2.65 K/S, .412 Hitting %, 1.44 B/S
Alongside teammate Nikki Taylor, are the 28th and 29th different players in program history to be an AVCA All-American.

Molly McCage, Texas, MB
Stats: 2.13 K/S, .377 Hitting %, 1.01 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: Third-Team).

Paige Neuenfeldt, UNC, MB
Stats: 2.49 K/S, .300 Hitting %, 1.47 B/S
Third AVCA All-American in program history...Two of their three have come in the last two years.

Paige Tapp, Minnesota, MB
Stats: 2.26 K/S, .319 Hitting %, 1.18 B/S
Second consecutive year Tapp has been selected an AVCA Third-Team All-American.

Jaali Winters, Creighton, OH
Stats: 4.07 K/S, .232 Hitting %, 2.49 D/S, 0.44 B/S
The second AVCA All-American in program history...The other was Kelli Browning a year ago (Third-Team).

Justine Wong-Orantes, Nebraska, L
Stats: 4.53 D/S, .171 Opponent Team Hitting %
Part of 2015 class with three Huskers...One of 40 AVCA All-Americans in Nebraska history, which are the most in Division I.

 

 

 

 

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